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Questions on Ross Apollos

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A year ago i caught a bug to hunt down my childhood ride. It was '76 or '77 and dad picked up a brown Apollo, stripped it, and painted it green. IDK if either I/he didn't like it, or it was 🔥. LoL All i remember, coaster brake, and the reflector on the seat. My best friend had a 5Sp that i envied.

Over the last year I've acquired:
Avocado '76 Racer, Cognac? '78 3Sp, & '82 Black 5 Sp with shimano crank. All in pretty good condition.
I've knocked off tremendous rust on the racer, and she gleams in sunlight.
Not sure what direction on the other 2.
I don't know enough, and see so many variations, and there's not one source that has all info...so here goes
1-Chain disc vs Chain Guard what years? I've seen some with orange peaking thru discs
2-Seat/Saddle - years that colors avail, do all have yellow or red strap? What color piping? Year of the wet vinyl pleated , also when was built in reflector?
3- ive seen later 5 speeds with yellow or red decals
4- gran tour tires, slicks, bmx knobby, white walls, and even gumwall. Are there period correct tires available?
5- Last may be preference. Brake cable casings that yellow/oxidize. Do you
leave as is?. I feel white is too bright & black may fit the bill.
I remember seeing red or yellow cables back then, but not many today.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I ask for not only what i have, but future bikes i will acquire.
 
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